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Yamada Seiichi (1893-1945)

Yamada commanded 5 Division in the Kai (132.73E 5.75S) and Aroe Islands from October 1944. He was one of the handful of Japanese generals who promptly committed suicide on the announcement of the Japanese capitulation.

Service record

1893-20-2     

Born
1936-8-1
Colonel      
Commander, Field Artillery School Training Regiment
1937-8-2

Chief, Service Section, Economic Mobilization Bureau, Ministry of War
1939-1-16

Economic Mobilization Bureau
1939-9-12     

Head, Economic Mobilization Bureau, Ministry of War
1942-4-24

Director of Fuel Supplies, Southern Army
1944-10-2
Lieutenant general      
Commander, 5 Division, Kai and Aroe Islands
1945-8-15

Commits suicide

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2014-12-26)

Pettibone (2007)


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